Welding Micro-credentials
Fees:
No Fees under TTAF*
Duration:
14 weeks full-time and 28 weeks part-time
Who can apply:
18 years & above , NZ Citizen / NZ PR
Campus:
Manukau
Next Intake:
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Highlights of the programme

Whether you’re a hobbyist or a seasoned welder, expand your skillset to learn different types of welding. Glean specific knowledge in a cost-effective and timely manner with these small, stand-alone micro-credentials. These focus on developing skills to meet the immediate needs of the industry, employers and members of the community.  

Course Fees

This is a FREE programme due to TTAF (Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund) by the government in response to Covid-19 recovery. 

For more information, please click here. 

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Looking to launch or advance your welding career? 

Our welding micro-credentials will give you the skills to become a qualified welder. The bundle of short courses focuses on practical industry welding practices that meet workplace procedures and industry requirements. You can study for 14 weeks full-time during school hours or 28 weeks part-time in our evening classes. 

 

 

Programme

Duration Full-time
(weeks)

Duration Part-time
(weeks)

Fees

MCWELD1-1 (Pre-requisite)
Welding Certificate in Health and Safety Industry Practices
(Level 2)

This micro-credential will allow learners to gain knowledge and skills of health and safety requirements relating to the safe use and care of tools and machinery and safe workshop practices onsite. Learners will also apply key principles and theory around the nature of different metals and cutting and gouging techniques used in common welding processes. RPL will be considered.

3

6

Fees free

MCWELD1-2
Welding Certificate in Introductory Welding Processes
(Level 3)

This micro-credential will allow learners to gain and apply knowledge and skills in key principles and theory around the nature of different metals and cutting and gouging techniques used in common welding processes.

3

 

6

No Fees under TTAF*

MCWELD2
Welding Certificate in Industry Practices – Manual Metal Arc Welding Processes (ARC or MMAW)
(Level 3)

This micro-credential will allow learners to prepare and weld steel using MMAW welding processes and to inspect and repair them to general purpose industry standards.

2

 

4

No Fees under TTAF*

MCWELD3 
Welding Certificate in Industry Practices – Gas Metal Arc Welding Processes (GMAW or MIG)
(Level 3) 

This micro-credential will allow learners to prepare and weld steel using GMAW welding processes and to inspect and repair them to general purpose industry standards.

2

4

No Fees under TTAF*

MCWELD4
Welding Certificate in Industry Practice – Gas Tungsten Arc Welding  Process on Steel Sheet and Aluminium Metals (GTAW or TIG)
(Level 3) 

This micro credential will allow learners to prepare and weld stainless steel sheets using GTAW process and prepare and weld aluminium using the downhand positions for GTAW process.

4

8

No Fees under TTAF*

 

Total

14

28

 

This is a FREE programme due to TTAF (Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund) by the government in response to Covid-19 recovery. The Level 3 micro-credentials would usually be:

  • $480 incl. GST for Welding Certificate in Introductory Welding Processes Level 3,
  • $360 incl. GST for Welding Certificate in Industry Practices- Gas Metal Arc Welding Processes (Micro-credential) Level 3 and for Welding Certificate in Industry Practices- Manual Metal Arc Welding Processes(Micro-credential) Level 3, and
  • $720 incl. GST for Welding Certificate in Industry Practice- Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Process on Steel Sheet and Aluminium Metals (Micro-credential) Level 3. 

For more information, please click here.

The following Personal Protective Equipment(PPE) is required for the programme:

  • Overall
  • Safety Boots
  • Welding Helmet
  • Safety Glasses
  • Ear Muffs/Plugs
  • Welding Jacket

The Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund (TTAF) does not cover the cost of PPE for each student. Students are responsible to provide their own PPE. Some PPE may be available for use within the workshop only. Please speak to the student recruitment team for more information.

(i) Admission and Entry Criteria

Applicants are to have the following:

  1. A New Zealand or Australian citizen or permanent resident and aged 16 years or over; and
  2. Physically capable of safely completing the practical welding components in the programme; and
  3. Be sufficiently competent in the English language, literacy and numeracy to complete the programme of study successfully. 
  4. Preference will be given to applicants who have:
    - completed a qualification, or units towards a qualification, in engineering or automotive engineering at level 1 or 2, or
    - worked in an engineering environment and/or welding industry
  5. Each applicant will be interviewed, and you may be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment.

(ii) Selection 

Applicants who meet the entry requirements are accepted generally on a first come first serve basis though this is guided and informed by Future Skills commitment to recruit and train Maori, Pasifika and new immigrants who will be represented in the selection process.